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10:50 AM ET, April 27, 2014


 Top News: 
Barbara van Schewick / Center for Internet and Society:
The FCC changed course on network neutrality.  Here is why you should care.  —  Wednesday's press reports of the new network neutrality rules proposed by FCC Chairman Wheeler have been met with anger and confusion.  According to the Wall Street Journal, “[r]egulators are proposing new rules …
Steven Waldman / Columbia Journalism Review:
As “open internet” is threatened, policymakers could consider solutions like public spectrum  —  5 ideas for a modern internet policy  —  As the ‘Open Internet’ becomes vulnerable, it's time to look at other public interest solutions  —  It's been a bad few months for the principle …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Justice Department urges Supreme Court to pass up James Risen's case on confidential sources  —  Justice Department urges SCOTUS to pass up reporter's privilege case  —  The Obama Administration is urging the Supreme Court not to take up New York Times reporter James Risen's plea …
Trevor Timm / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
State Dept Launches ‘Free the Press’ Campaign While DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Force Reporter James Risen Into Jail  —  The US State Department announced the launch of its third annual “Free the Press” campaign today, which will purportedly highlight “journalists or media outlets that are censored …
In Pakistan, being a journalist becomes increasingly lethal  —  Journalism in Pakistan: The silencing of the liberals  —  UK Only Article: standard article Issue: A billion shades of grey Fly Title: Journalism in Pakistan Rubric: The shooting of a famous journalist exposes a worrying trend Location …
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
Raleigh News & Observer reporter's investigations of scandals at UNC spark reform and outrage  —  University of North Carolina Is at Odds With a Raleigh Newspaper  —  RALEIGH, N.C. — There have been violent threats, angry screeds, Twitter flame campaigns and an entire website predicated …
Wall Street Journal:
Omnicom, Publicis Merger Threatened by Power Struggle  —  Ad Company Executives Said to Disagree on Future Roles, Who Is the Buyer  —  Personal battles over position and power are upending the slated $35 billion “merger of equals” between advertising firms Omnicom Group Inc. and Publicis Groupe SA.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Ladies' Home Journal tries to survive as a digital brand  —  Print is struggling.  That truth holds even more so if you're a women's service magazine, and still more if you serve the older end of the market and have relevancy issues.  And so it is that Meredith Corp. said today …
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Adrian Chen, freelance reporter and New Inquiry editor  —  CAPITAL: In November, after spending four years there and breaking some big stories, you left Gawker to be a freelancer.  Do you miss it?  And, do you expect Max Read to pick up where John Cook left off as editor-in-chief?
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
DOJ reopens review of deal between Digital First Media's Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News  —  A newspaper deal threatens Utah's main non-Mormon-owned daily, critics say  —  And the Justice Department is looking into it  —  A deal reached last fall between Salt Lake City's two main newspapers …
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Samantha Shankman / Skift:
The Boutique Publishers Crafting Content for Big Travel Brands  —  Fathom Away creates stylish city guides for Kate Spade.  / Kate Spade  —  Where do brands turn when they need creative custom content that speaks to a specific set of travelers?  —  The answer is often large creative agencies …
Michael Shanahan / Columbia Journalism Review:
France 24's trusted volunteer corps  —  The station has a global network of unpaid, verified contributors that help find and factcheck stories  —  When a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire in 2010, igniting the Arab Spring, France 24 interviewed a man named Slimane Rouissi, who lived in the vendor's town.
Discussion: Poynter
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